Historical Writer J.G.A. Pocock to Discuss ' Who were the Philosophers,' Oct. 25
J.G.A. Pocock, the Harry C. Black Professor of History Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, will speak on the question "Who were the Philosophers? Some patristic and enlightened views of late antiquity," on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:15 p.m. The event will be held in Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center and is sponsored by the Heyman Center, Columbia's central site for the Humanities.
Pocock is renowned for his historical writings on political and intellectual thought. His books include Virtue, Commerce, and History; The Machiavellian Moment; Politics, Language, and Time; The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law; Barbarism and Religion; and Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain. Pocock is a member of the British Academy and his awards include the Barzun Prize in cultural history and the Lippincott Award of the American Political Science Association.